If you have been arrested for and convicted of drunk driving, it is vital to realize that you mean be able to get this charge sealed, or expunged completely. When a drunk driving charge is sealed, it means that anyone doing a criminal background check on you—such as a potential employer—cannot see the details of your case and won’t know about your DUI/DWI. Expungement, on the other hand, will make it as if the drunk driving charge never even existed. Since it is very possible that your case may qualify for expungement, it is important to consult with a lawyer and discuss the possibilities of getting this erased from your record.
The last thing you want when applying for a job or searching for a place to live is for your potential rental or employer to discover that you were charged with drunk driving. Not only can this be embarrassing and ruin your reputation, it may actually cause your rental application to get rejected or you may be turned down for a job that you are perfectly qualified for and would have otherwise gotten. When there is so much at stake, it is important to speak to a lawyer about getting records sealed or expunged.
Did you know?
It is especially crucial to get your criminal record expunged of your drunk driving charge if you are seeking a job that involves driving.
For example, a food delivery person or a commercial truck driver will get turned down if their employer does a background check.